Study In India and Discovering India


The course, Discovering India, specially designed course for International students as part of the exchange programme with IIM, Kozhikode. 

The Indian subcontinent has been a vibrant and complex region for centuries. The Discovering India course would endeavour to create an experiential and a socio-political understanding of India. This involve visits to Heritage sites, community visits and insights into the culture and history of India. The aim is to achieve some rudimentary understanding of the issues and complexities of India today. It will include classroom instruction, field visits to heritage sites, Heritage Walks as well as Industry visits. DI is offered as a three credit course.

As part of this course, students could submit photographic essays/ personal diaries/videos on their field visits as well as an essay.

• Reading Travelogues and historical fictions
• A General overview to the Indian thinking
• An overview of the Indian Economy
• Exploring different art forms in dance, music, martial arts, architecture, painting
• Introducing Indian Cinema
• Industrialization in post independent India

Field Trips

1. Discovering Calicut: A historical and cultural overview: Heritage Walk in Calicut, Business Museum and some other local museums
2. Discovering Kerala: Trip to Wayanad/ Kochi
3. Industry Visit to Chennai/ Coimbatore/ Banglalore
4. Historical Site: A trip to Hampi/ Lothal/ Thanjavur
5. Culture Trip to Santiniketan/ Sabarmati Ashram/ Sadguru Ashrama
6. Visit to some interesting personality


India is a major emerging economy. India has world’s fifth largest economy now and is looking to become the third largest one by 2030. Doing business in India has, therefore, become much more important now than ever before, Interestingly, India has a very unique culture. Doing business in India requires a lot of nuances.

At the other end, India has become an active venue for the global corporations. The Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) index is a ranking system established by the World Bank Group. Among the chosen 190 countries, India ranked 63rd in Doing Business 2020: World Bank Report. In 2014, the Government of India launched an ambitious program of regulatory reforms aimed at making it easier to do business in India. The program represents a great deal of effort to create a more business-friendly environment. This is also a three credit course.

• Indian Economy – an introduction
• Indian Financial Markets
• Contemporary issues in Finance and Taxation
• Business Laws
• Indian corporates
• The flourishing start-up culture of India with one hundred unicorns
• Submission of a business plan

Field Trips

• Understanding Indian Entrepreneurs from experience with LIVE
• Visit to footwear Manufacturing Unit & KINFRA Techno Industrial Park (Food Processing & Allied Industries, IT/ ITES) in Kozhikode
• Visit to Kerala Start-up mission (KSUM) & few Start-ups
• Interaction with few Business leaders (a day with very successful entrepreneur)
• Visit to a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Bengaluru or Tirupur
• Visit to Kochi / Mangalore port


The admission to the programme is through a rigorous and internationally acclaimed admission test (CAT) with average selection rate of less than one in hundred candidates.
Leading Indian and foreign companies visit the Institute to participate in campus placement programme.


Finance, Accounting & Control
Humanities & Liberal Arts in Management
Information Technology and Systems
Marketing Management
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resourses
Quantitative Methods & Operations Management
Strategic Management
Area Neutral

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

IIMK Campus P. O, Kozhikode, Kerala, India,
PIN - 673 570


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